West Virginia drubs Loyola (Md.) 96-47

Published on NewsOK Modified: December 2, 2013 at 9:35 pm •  Published: December 2, 2013
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MORGANTOWN, W.Va. (AP) — What do you do when your top scorers fail to hit their averages? Call for balance, of course.

That's what West Virginia got Monday night as it pounded Loyola (Md.) 96-47.

Remi Dibo scored a career-high 19 points and four of his teammates chipped in with double figures as West Virginia (6-2) ripped Loyola, which fell to 4-2.

Dibo, a junior forward from Casper College and Montreull, France, canned 6 of 8 baskets (5 of 7) from beyond the 3-point line as the Mountaineers (6-2) showed their highest margin (49 points) over an opponent this season.

"That's what I do. When they go in I definitely feel good about myself," Dibo said.

Dylon Cormier, the nation's second-leading scorer with 28.4 points per game coming in, was the only Greyhound in double figures (11).

Dibo, a reserve who played 23 minutes, got able backup from teammates Terry Henderson (16), also a reserve, Eron Harris (14), Kevin Noreen (13) and Nathan Adrian (11). Adrian, a freshman, tied his career best.

"We're way better," said West Virginia coach Bob Huggins. "We scored 96 points and (starter) Eron Harris wasn't very good. He's been really good and he didn't play near as well as he's been playing. Juwan (Staten) didn't score near as well as he's been scoring. Neither of them shot very well."

"In spite of that, we were still able to score because (Dibo) and (Adrian) made shots," he said.

Staten, who was averaging 18.2 points per game prior to tip, scored only four points, but the 6-foot-2 guard cleared a game-high 10 rebounds, his career best. He also dished out seven assists. His 7.6 assists, prior to this game, placed him third among NCAA leaders.

West Virginia's Harris was the Big 12's second-leading scorer (21.1 points per game) entering the contest.

WVU walloped Loyola on the boards, bringing down 62 rebounds to just 22 for the visitors, including 29 offensive boards to the Greyhounds' seven, their best rebounding performance so far this season.

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